Foot Locker appoints SVP CIO

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Will streamline processes as well as evaluate and implement new and integrated systems and tools.

Global athletic foot and clothing wear company Foot Locker has appointed Himanshu Parikh as senior VP, CIO.

Parikh will oversee the execution of the next generation of Foot Locker’s strategic technology agenda in support of the its key strategic imperatives and future capability-building and innovation. Parikh will have operational responsibility for the company’s technology and infrastructure.

He will work closely with the senior executive team to streamline processes as well as evaluate and implement new and integrated systems and tools across the organization critical to the Company’s omni-channel initiatives.

Richard Johnson, chairman and CEO at Foot Locker said the company has made progress in leveraging data and technology to drive customer connections and convenience, support the growth of our loyalty program and build a customer-driven supply chain.

“I am confident that his deep expertise and breadth of experience leading Digital, Omni-Channel, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Information Security functions will be strong assets as we continue to advance our technology projects and investments to evolve as a fully-integrated omni-channel company,” he noted.

Parikh has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, business solutions and organizational development for top-tier retail companies. And is an expert in leveraging modern technology and data to drive a customer-centric connected retail experience.

Most recently, he served as SVP, CTO at The Michaels Companies, where for the past five years he drove technology and customer-centric transformation, including overseeing Digital Commerce, marketing/CRM, data and analytics and Loyalty, as well as the expansion of its omni-channel commerce and supply chain growth.

Prior to joining Michaels, Parikh held several executive roles with Ross Stores, leading teams that developed modern web and mobile applications, IT investment plans, roadmaps, technology standards, and governance of new technology. Parikh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from M.S. University, Vadodara India.

Foot Locker has 3,000 retail stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as websites and mobile apps.




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